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Artist in Residence – Celeste Moreno

Celeste Moreno received a dual degree in science in art through the Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration program at Iowa State University.   Moreno believes that science and art are not opposites but are symbiotic pathways to understanding our world. Her work focuses on communicating scientific concepts through artistic and experimental methods such as digital painting, […]

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Side Hustle Saturday Recap

Most Side Hustle Saturdays are pretty laid back, chatty affairs for people with side hustles or trying to figure out if they can make it work. This past weekend, we switched it up and had Tom Swartwood from Drake Innovation come and talk to us about taking our hobbies to businesses. He crammed an unbelievable […]

Prairie.Code() Conference Raffle!

Prairie.Code() is a fantastic developers’ conference in downtown Des Moines on September 28-29th. They’ve partnered with us to give away a conference pass worth $350. There are two ways you can enter to win: Get one free entry every time you attend an event at Area515 – see our calendar for dates! Use the donation […]

Open Houses and Monthly Meetups

Hope everyone had a happy Independence Day! We’re back up and running for Open House at 7pm on Tuesdays! Come check us out for a tour, bring your project to show off or ask questions, or just chat with members! We’d also like to invite you to our monthly meetups! For this month: July 13th, […]

Intro To Arduino Class May 20th

We’re shaking up our Arduino class. Instead of a three week commitment, come do a one day deep dive into the world of electronics. Even if you have never heard of Arduino, you’ll leave at the end of the day ready to assemble projects and code them up! In this class, you’ll learn a bit […]

Artist Residency Applications Due This Friday!

You only have until end of day Friday to apply for one of five positions in the Artists in Residence program starting in May. Artists in this program will have access to all the same tools and workspace as full Area515 members. An art show will cap off the program. Get all the details and apply […]

Artists! One month left to apply for residency!

You have one month left to apply for one of five positions in the Artists in Residence program starting in May. Artists in this program will have access to all the same tools and workspace as full Area515 members. An art show will cap off the program. Get all the details and apply at: https://area515.org/air-2017/

We’re Hiring An Intern!!

Area515, the Des Moines Maker Space is looking for a marketing and social media intern. Position is unpaid but includes free membership to the maker space. You’ll gain valuable experience helping a non-profit grow, practice technical writing, gain exposure to a diverse population of makers, and maybe be inspired to make something yourself. You will […]